verb (used with object)
to face in hostility or defiance; oppose: The feuding factions confronted one another.
to present for acknowledgment, contradiction, etc.; set face to face: They confronted him with evidence of his crime.
to stand or come in front of; stand or meet facing: The two long-separated brothers confronted each other speechlessly.
to be in one's way: the numerous obstacles that still confronted him.
to bring together for examination or comparison.

1595–1605; < Medieval Latin confrontārī, equivalent to Latin con- con- + -frontārī, derivative of Latin frōns forehead, front

confrontal, confrontment, noun
confronter, noun
reconfront, verb (used with object)
unconfronted, adjective Unabridged
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confront (kənˈfrʌnt)
1.  (usually foll by with) to present or face (with something), esp in order to accuse or criticize
2.  to face boldly; oppose in hostility
3.  to be face to face with; be in front of
4.  to bring together for comparison
[C16: from Medieval Latin confrontārī to stand face to face with, from frons forehead]

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Word Origin & History

1560s, "to stand in front of," from M.Fr. confronter, from M.L. confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from L. com- "together" + frontem (nom. frons) "forehead." Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is c.1580.
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Example sentences for confronted
The tick is confronted by barry hubris, who also calls himself the tick.
He was killed from falling from a window when confronted by peter.
When confronted he turned all the living dreams into nightmare as a defensive
Those left in the house were soon confronted by troops requesting that they
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